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pilgrims on a trail across the Meseta, central Spain
April 16, 2015

Pilgrims’ Progress

On the route known as the Camino Frances, pilgrims dot a trail across the Meseta, the plateau of central Spain. “The Camino has no specific stopping point each day,” wrote photographer Michael George in his journal. “If you are tired, injured, or fall in love with a town or a person, you can stop.” Exploring on foot, he concluded, is “simultaneously the simplest and most intense way to see the world.” See more pictures from the May 2015 photographer’s journal “Walking the Way.”
Photograph by Michael George

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